Allen Pointer 1872-1941
Arlington Historical Society, Fielder House Museum Collection

Allen Pointer was born May 30, 1872 in Brookshire, Texas. He went to Prairie View College and studied agriculture. He met and married Trula Oliver who was born on October 4, 1882. They were married on December 18, 1896 in Patterson, Texas. The children born to this union were: Jessie Pointer, Vernice Pointer Nelson, Clyde Pointer, Ruffin Pointer, Virgil Pointer, Wilbert Pointer, Nell Pointer Givens, Eulysee Pointer, and Robbie Pointer Johnson. In the years between 1898 and 1919 they moved to several cities in Texas which include Brookshire, Granger, Gause, Lott, Rockdale and finally to Arlington, Texas in September of 1925 with nine children and five grandchildren. Trula Pointer passed away on September 26, 1928 and Allen Pointer passed away on January 27, 1941, in Arlington, Texas and is buried in the "Colored Cemetery" at the Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds

Arlington Black History Community Archive
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